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mostly cloudy skies for our area. temperatures that are on the cool side we're in the 60s and it will stay cooler today. you can see the clouds over center city. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium. the tall ships as well. as far as the rain is concerned, last few light showers are in south jersey. you can see them in the atlantic city area beach haven, galloway is seeing light rainfall, some scattered showers in ocean city. just clouds over center city. that's the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. and it's going to be a cloudy view for most of the day today. 10:00, 72 degrees. 76 at 1:00 this afternoon. there's still a chance of showers today. we'll go through it neighborhood by neighborhood. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching the roads on a friday morning. jessica? >> i know, friday morning, you said it. we're almost done. out of the platt bridge as well looking live no problems headed westbound or eastbound. as for the rest of the area bridges, we're free and in the clear. no problems for the walt, the ben or the tacony palmyra.
no opening scheduled as of yet. we'll keep you updated if that changes. out in montgomery woodside road millcreek road is dealing with lanes being blocked due to a downed tree. in greenwich township new jersey, downed wires closing the off ramps at exit 15 at tomlin station, exit 16 another swedesboro and exit 17 at harmony road. it has been more than 48 hours since storms ripped across our region. damage cleanup is under way but the power is still out in many communities. you heard jessica talk about those power lines that are still down. we are updating these outage numbers for you every half hour. right now peco says more than 15,000 customers do not have electricity. pse&g crews tell us about 4,200 of their customers are affected. atlantic city electric has the most outages, just under 70,000. and more than 230 delmarva
customers are still in the dark. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in greenwich township, gloucester county where folks there are without power. update us on the situation where you are. >> rosemary jessica was talking about some of the road closures. we're at one of those spots right now, swedesboro avenue here in greenwich township really gibbstown. over there in the distance the traffic lights are out. we went through etch of the airy especially gibbstown where we could not see homes that had power. next door we didn't see too much of an issue in terms of power. a lot of homes are power there. atlantic city electric is reporting 84% of its customers here in greenwich township do not have power. paulsboro, 33% do not have power. they're hoping to get that power restored tomorrow and possibly into sunday.
jessica talked about some of the those yurs on 295. this is exit 16. you can see this is swedesboro road exit, they have the cones up there. no traffic is being allowed on to this off ramp here. cars coming up on swedesboro being shuffled into a parking lot to get back on to harmony road and get back on to 295. this is cause something problems for drivers, especially in this area. now going on day three of the cleanup and the effort to restore power in this area. we'll continue updating the numbers. real quickly, peco they're telling us in pennsylvania the majority of the outages are in chester and delaware county. the majority of that power service will be on by tonight. and then everyone should have power, hopefully, by sunday. this struggle still continues in our area. live in greenwich township gloucester county, matt delucia nbc 10 news. now to breaking news out of france. one person is dead and another
under arrest after an attack at a gas company in grenoble in the southeastern part of the country. french media is reporting that a car burst through a security barrier and caused an explosion at that gas company. there are also reports that the victim the person who died was decapitated. we'll continue to track this story and bring you new information as soon as we get it. new from overnight in our area investigators will be looking for the cause of this house fire in philadelphia. nbc 10 was on yellen street in nicetown where that fire broke out just after 11:00 last night. crews extinguished the flames in less than an hour. there are no reports of anyone hurt but ten people are out of their homes this morning. it's unclear if they were directly impacted by the fire. a philadelphia mother is talking about the men who shot and critically hurt her 13-year-old daughter. >> they're just out there. they're just out there hiding. it's like two cowards out there.
>> the fraternal order of police is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of diamond santiago. she was slitically wounded when two people opened fire near east atlantic avenue and stouten street last month in kensington. she was sitting on the stoop of her row home. police hope somebody will come forward and help solve this crime. >> i know someone knows something. >> the 13-year-old has already had seven surgeries and is fighting off infections as well as depression fear and anxiety caused by this. denise nagrodski is facing up to ten years in prison. yesterday she pleaded guilty in a mur for hire plot. nagrodski admitted trying to hire a hitman to kill her daughter's exboyfriend in new jersey. investigators tell us she wanted
revenge claiming that the boyfriend was abusive. >> new this morning, summer vacation comes with a warning for home owners. thieves could strike when you leave town. the westtown/east goshen police department is reporting several recent break-ins or attempted burglaries at homes where people are on vacation. in one recent case jewelry was were taken. police ask the public to keep an eye out for anything that seems suspicious. today funeral services for the pastor murdered in last week's south carolina church massacre will take place. president obama will deliver the eulogy at the services for reverend clementa pinckney. he was the senior pastor at the emanuel ame church and also a south carolina state senator. funeral services will happen at the college of charleston. the shooting renewed calls for more gun control in america after the 2012 sandy hook shooting. pennsylvania republican senator pat toomey joined democratic
west virginia senator joe manchin to try to strengthen background check rules for gun buyers. they failed then. toomey wants to try again especially in the wake of what's happened in charleston. >> i'm not going to give up on this. background checks isn't gun control. it's common sense. >> toomey does not think there are enough votes to pass such a measure. a bill allowing students opt out of standardized tests is on the way to the governor's desk. the bill would allow parents to have their children skip annual state assessment without any penalty. governor markell has already said he'll veto it. all hands on deck. >> plan for the worst, hope for the best. >> hospitals in our area are telling us that they've been planning for the pope for more than a year now. this morning, how a recent tragedy helped them get ready.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes before 6:00. 69 degrees and we're starting off with clouds. this is what we'll be seeing for most of the day today. had seen some rain come through overnight. most of the area is just drying out this morning. 67 degrees. very close to where we were yesterday but with clouds around today, it will be a cooler afternoon. we'll be struggling to get to 80 later today. clouds extend into the pocono mountains where we saw sunlight first thing this morning. they're filling back in. as far as rainfall is concern, wilmington, philadelphia trenton, dry but there's still a few showers along the coast in
south jersey extreme southern burlington and ocean counties. galloway is getting very light rainfall this morning. most of the area is going to stay dry during the day but there will be scattered showers around. the shower-by-hour forecast showing at noontime today, just a few spots on the radar screen. showers and plenty of clouds later this afternoon. light isolated showers. that's today. that changes is weekend. seven-day forecast when i come back. thank you, bill. obamacare continues. we'll break down the supreme court decision and what it means for tens of thousands of people in our area. and the standout town a beach resort just named the most beautiful place in the garden state. we're looking live up 78 around lehigh street in the lehigh valley. everything moving along just
example of how practice makes all the difference in a crisis. for the pope's visit they tell us expect all hands on deck. >> we're advising our facilities to deal with this as a big storm. we normally staff people overnight for storms so that they're there for the morning shifts. we're going to do this over a period of a couple of days. >> the search is also on for local families to host sick children while they receive treatment. officials worry with an influx of visitors, housing options for kids will be limited. the world meeting of families starts on september 22nd in philadelphia. the pope will be here on september 26th and 27th. we'll have you covered leading up to the visit and, of course while he is here. stay with us. nbc 10's chris cato is the a -- he's been at news conferences in
rome. it is here to stay. that's what president obama said after the nation's highest court upheld the affordable care act for the second time. they ruled that nearly 9 million americans can keep receiving federal money to help pay for their health care. this goes for the 22 states that never set up separate exchanges, including pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. the president says the court's decision was a victory for all americans. >> five years in this is no longer about a law. this is not about the affordable care act as legislation or obamacare as a political football. this is health care in america. >> the ruling marks a second major judicial victory for the affordable care act in the past three years. and according to the group families usa, the aca rulin 350,000 people in pennsylvania. because of the supreme court
ruling governor tom wolf says he's withdrawing his application to take over the insurance marketplace in pennsylvania as it's no longer needed. >> we as a contingency developed a state exchange in case the court ruled in an unexpected way. but they ruled the way we expected them to rule. so we don't have to put that contingency into place and what we were doing originally we'll continue to do and should mean no changes for anybody in pennsylvania. >> and later this morning, we could get the u.s. supreme court's decision on same-sex marriage. the justices will rule on two questions. first, whether states can ban gay marriages altogether. second, if a gay couple is legally married in one state, should other state that banned the practice be forced to recognize that marriage? cracking down on thrill seekers taking big risks, police in the lehigh valley are on the lookout for people who jump into quarries to cool off. recently police there arrested more than ten people for jumping
into seven hills quarry on main street in bangor, northampton county. the dangerous dives are illegal in most cases. enough people have died or been badly hurt at the remote quarry that people swept through this week. the mayor says the quarry has been gloried in youtube videos that lure jumpers from new york new jersey and philadelphia. the mayor says he has no choice but to crack down after a drowning at a nearby quarry two weeks ago. >> the individual went in couldn't swim he went under. most of the people scattered. there was only a small group of people there to help when the fire company got there. it took 45 minutes to retrieve his body. >> they do not want another 911 call from the bottom of the cliff. a reminder to wear bug spray when you're outside this summer. a case of west nile virus has been reported in sussex county, the first reported human case in two years. 3pq 6-year-old girl was briefly in the hospital.
she's now recovering at home. now, to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, wear long sleeves and pants outside at night. use bug spray containing deet and make sure to get rid of standing water near your home. today camden is expected to open its public swimming pools. the city opened a number of spray pools over the last several weeks so kids could cool off after school. but today the big pools were ready to go. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> timing is everything. the pools in store for cooler weather for today. even cooler this weekend. it's just about ten minutes before 6:00. we're in the 60s right now. look at the clouds overhead. those clouds stay through the day and that's going to keep temperatures lower today. right now, 69 degrees at philadelphia international. humidity is up because of the showers overnight. we see some breaks in the clouds in the pocono mountains. that's a view from lake
wallenpaupack. those clouds will be breaking a little bit to start with. it will be a mostly cloudy day. sfarz showers are concerned, light showers in the atlantic city area. the heavy rainfall is now offshore. there's more in store for us looks to the southwest. you can see kentucky into west virginia. that's the first round of showers. another round of showers in missouri. we've got a weekend ahead that will see some wet weather. we're tracking those showers in missouri as they move through the ohio valley early saturday morning. tomorrow morning. we'll start off with clouds. this is the wet weather that's on the way. they could produce some heavy rainfall later on saturday and saturday at noontime that first rain starts moving into the airy. moving out the door today, mostly it will be a cloudy day. isolated showers won't last long. the temperatures just 72 degrees by 10:00. at 1:00 this afternoon, 76 degrees. near 80 this afternoon. but nowhere near it tomorrow. heavy rain in store later on saturday.
possibly some thunderstorms, too. into sunday mornhíg. and then there's a chance we'll see late-day sunshine breaking through the clouds on sunday. the clouds are out of here for monday and the temperatures will rebound. 85 monday afternoon. upper 80s for tuesday and more showers with possibly thunderstorms for wednesday and thursday. >> just about ten minutes before 6:00 on this friday. one more morning commute before we get to the weekend. unfortunately it will be a washout, though. >> let's check on how things are going with jessica boyington. are things moving out there? >> fridays are typically our lowest amount of traffic day of the week. that's definitely some good news. 42 freeway out in new jersey right around runnemede and the new jersey turnpike as well. still moving along fine. the northbound side is typically where we see the volume. the drive times are doing okay and they're moving along. the walt whitman bridge a four-minute drive to 55. 95 headed southbound from
woodhaven road up towards the vine street expressway, a 13-minute trip 12 minutes if you're headed eastbound on the schuylkill. up towards the vine street expressway and currently on the blue route no problems there as well. 14 minutes headed southbound from the schuylkill up towards 95. we're also watching an accident scene in abington on huntington road and edmond road and in middletown township on u.s. 1 southbound, just between stony bank road and thornton road there's power cables blocking the roadway. a brand new place to stop along the busy garden state parkway in atlantic city will open today. this afternoon officials will cut the ribbon opening up the new atlantic service area in galloway township. the rebuilded upgraded $7 million service plaza features state-of-the-art amenities and replaces a rest stop built in the 1950s. it's something you'll hear again and again on the atlantic city boardwalk, the tram cars have a new safety message. take a listen. >> please step aside or enjoy a ride.
>> starting july fourth weekend there will be no more watch the tram car, please. instead you'll hear please step aside or enjoy a ride from a woman with a british accent. the new message was introduced yesterday after a radio station held a contest. the winner from ventnor heights is now $1,000 richer. >> watch the tram car, please. >> ac had to replace its tram car message after the wildwood said they'll pursue legal action. for decades, the wildwoods have been using the message on its boardwalk. >> watch the tram car, please. >> now the message again belongs solely to the wildwoods, an icon that many of the shore points never should have been heard anywhere else. speaking of wildwood the jersey shore town just got a special honor. thrilllist.com calls the area the most beautiful place in new jersey. according to the online website that focuses on food drink and travel. it highlights wildwood's beaches, english gardens and historic light house.
today, a montgomery county health officials are taking steps to make sure hiv patients do not go undiagnosed. they're offering free hiv testing on west main street in norristown this afterfroon from 3:00 to 7:00. they'll offer the testing again tomorrow from 10:00 to 1:00. new numbers show more than a million people in america are hiv positive and many of them don't even know it. that's according to a new report from the centers for disease control. the report also estimates that the number of both diagnosed and undiagnosed cases in each state as of 2012 iowa had the lowest rate washington, d.c. had the highest. the time right now is 5:54. a peek at a new play ground. play ground for adults, just hours before the former pier shops at caesar's re-opens, we have a look at the shore's newest entertainment destination.
night. it's a music row with live entertainment at several restaurants. the playground replaces the former pier shops at caesar's. ♪ for the ups and downs ♪ >> the big barrel country music festival begins in dover today. people camped out to be there when the event starts at 12:30 this afternoon. the headliner is "the voice" captain blake shelton. miranda lambert performs tomorrow and carrie underwood finishes out the festival sunday night. this year's event is packed with fun from beginning to end. the festival gets going tomorrow afternoon with family day at the shops at liberty place at center city. kids of all ages can celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first reading of "alice in wonderland." there will also be arts and crafts interactive activities and more.
for a complete schedule tap your nbc 10 news app for a link. i can't believe we're practically into july. >> it has gone by so fast. nbc 10 news today at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. nbc 10 news starts now. >> teen beaten. police say this video of a group attack on a classmate was key in finding the people involved. >> power problems lingering outages are still hitting home following the storms this week. how much progress crews are making. and we're tracking more rain heading our way. we'll have the timing of the wet weather and what it means to are your weekend plans. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm denise knack coe. >> and i'm rosemary connors. i think a lot of people will have to rethink our weekend plans bayh of the weather. let's get the details from
meteorologist bill henley. >> plenty of clouds we saw showers overnight. now just a few areas with rain drops this morning. at the shore you can see the dark clouds over cape may. the rainfall is not far from cape may. it's just up the coastline. atlantic city area seeing some light rainfall right now. nothing heavy about that rainfall. just enough to get windshield wipers going this morning. the temperatures will be pretty uniform today. just about everybody is in the 60s from the pocono mountains to cape may. 69 degrees in philadelphia, too. we will see the temperatures climb but the clouds will be staying put. 73 degrees at 11:00. at 2:00 this afternoon, 78 degrees. certainly not an all-day rainfall but i'm looking for isolated showers today. heavier rainfall in store for the weekend. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i come back in ten minutes. but it's a friday. let's get your first alert traffic report. jessica boyington standing by. jessica? >> bill, we are watching the schuylkill expressway right now. we have a disabled vehicle